16. Expressive Arts

The goal of this focal study is to develop the skills to create within the languages of poetry, music, movement, and/or visual design to convey ideas, knowledge, emotion and experiences clearly and imaginatively. Skills include the knowledge and application of the basic structures, form, composition, and interpretive parameters within each language but also relevant connections between them.

Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

Complete two courses from the first cluster and one course from the second cluster.


First Cluster (complete 2 courses)
ARTST 110   Basic Design    4 credits

OR Any 200-level ARTST course

DANC 301       Choreography I   4 credits    
MEDA 250   Elements of Production  4 credits    
MUS 110    Music Notation and Songwriting 4 credits    
MUS 111 Music Theory I 4 credits
THEA 110 Acting I: Fundamentals 2 credits    
THEA 210 Acting II: Scene Study 4 credits
APTH 215/315 Applied Theatre Workshop 4 credits

Second Cluster (complete 1 course)
ARTHI 105 Fondations in Art    4 credits
ENGL 341 Studies in Poetry       4 credits 
MUS 101 Introduction to Classical Music 4 credits  
MUS 102 History of Jazz and Rock 4 credits 
THEA 101 Theatre Appreciation  2 credits